Golf

Anirban Lahiri starts with a modest two-over 74 at CIMB Classic

Anirban LahiriKolkata : Anirban Lahiri got off to a modest start, fumbling with a three-bogey stretch on the back nine to finish with a two-over 74 in the opening round of the USD 7 million CIMB Classic here on Thursday.

The 27-year-old Lahiri was going fine at one-under through 11 holes with two birdies and one bogey when he hit a rough patch with three bogeys in a row from 12th to the 14th.

Lahiri secures one-shot victory over defending champion Hend at Macau Open

Anirban LahiriJohannesburg, Oct 27 - Indian golf ace Anirban Lahiri won the 9,00,000 dollars Macau Open with a one-stroke victory after frontrunner Scott Hend of Australia bogeyed the last hole on Sunday.

Lahiri rises to second, two shots behind leader at Macau Open

Anirban LahiriMacau: Anirban Lahiri put himself into the lead pair for the final round of the Venetian Macau Open with a flawless four-under 67 here on Saturday.

Second-placed Lahiri is now 12-under for three rounds and just two shots behind defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who also shot a 67 today in the USD 900,000 event.

Ted Bishop axed as America PGA's president over offensive Poulter 'Lil Girl' tweet

London, Oct 25 - America PGA golf team President Ted Bishop's tweet calling England golfer Ian Poulter 'a little girl' has led to his departure.

Bishop had been responding to Poulter's criticism of the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo and Tom Watson in the Englishman's new book 'No Limits'. Comparing Faldo's superior major and Ryder Cup record with Poulter's, Bishop tweeted, 'Yours v His? Lil Girl'.

McIlroy suing former agent after both fail to reach agreement over fees dispute

Rory-McIlroyLondon, Oct 21 : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy if reportedly suing his former agent, Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management, after both of them failed to reach agreement in a legal dispute over fees.

McIlroy is suing his former agent and two other companies, Gurteen Limited and Canovan Management Services . It is reportedly understood to involve a multi-million euros dispute over fees.

Mikko Ilonen cards four birdies to beat Henrik Stenson in World Match Play final

Mikko IlonenLondon, Oct 20 - Finland's professional golfer Mikko Ilonen carded four birdies in a bogey-free round to beat world number five Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 and win the World Match Play at the London Club in Kent.

World number 52 Ilonen sealed the biggest win of his career against Stenson, who was three down after 12 and birdied 13. The Finnish then holed a 12-footer to go three up with four to play.

Tiger Woods' ex-wife moves into $100 dollars mansion

Washington, Oct 18 - Elin Nordegren, who was earlier married to Tiger Woods , has moved into a mansion she has built with 100 million dollars she got from divorce settlement from the golfer.

Nordegren's new mansion is imbibed with a mini golf course, 9 bedrooms, a home theater, and a huge swimming pool, TMZ.com reported.

The mansion is sprawled across 21,000 sq. ft and the mini-golf course is built with multiple practice holes. (ANI)

Kaymer birdies first sudden death hole to beat Watson in Grand Slam of golf title

London, Oct 16 - German golf ace Martin Kaymer beat American golf ace Bubba Watson to the Grand Slam of Golf title in Bermuda by birding the first sudden death hole.

The US Open champion sunk a seven-foot putt in the play-off while Watson missed from close range on the 18th. Both men finished their rounds on six under, though Watson had held a two-shot lead standing on the 17th tee.

Torrance believes 'red hot' McIlroy now belongs among pantheon of golf greats

Sam TorranceWellington, Oct 13 : Former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance believes that Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy's accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Player and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats.

Nadal recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis with antibiotic therapy

Rafael NadalJohannesburg, Oct 10 - Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal's spokesperson has revealed that the world number two would continue a course of antibiotics in a bid to be fit for the remainder of the 2014 season as his recovery from appendicitis is going satisfactorily.

Nadal returned to the court for the first time since Wimbledon last week in Beijing before he was diagnosed with appendicitis ahead of the Shanghai Masters .



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